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Wharf Rats

Two wharf rats dream of bein' the best fishermen on PEI. All they need is a boat and some brains.

Charlottetown, PE
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Synopsis

Fishin' boats and licenses are hard to come by in the small harbour-town of North Rustico, PEI, and anybody who’s anybody has 'em. Hughie and Martin, small-minded brothers who’ve never dreamed of anything but fishin', have been waitin’ their whole lives for their inheritance: their father’s fishing licenses and his old (but faithful) boat, Big Knots. But when their father dies suddenly and their mother announces she’s marrying her long-time, much younger lover Angus — the brothers’ nemesis from high-school — they begrudingly watch as their inheritance falls into Angus’s lap. With their dreams at risk, the two land-locked wharf rats scheme ways to to get their Big Knots back.

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Jason Arsenault

Director, Producer

Jason has made a number of short films, including the upcoming Bravofact documentary Where the Heart Is and the CBC 321 supported short, Islands. Jason, also no stranger to web comedy, co-produced and co-directed the popular web series Leafs Beefs, as well as being script editor and sometimes writer for the successful PEI-based web series Just Passing Through.

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Robbie Carruthers

Talent, Marketing / Social

Robbie is the co-creator of The Prince Edward Island Encyclopedia, and the co-star of Leafs Beefs, both popular web series with strong fan bases. He has also appeared in Just Passing Through, which landed on John Doyle's list of the top ten Canadian television shows of 2013. Recently, Robbie has starred in the feature film How To Be Deadly: The Donnie Dumphy Movie.

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Dennis Trainor

Talent, Writer

Dennis Trainor's most recent credit has been starring as 'Terry Gallant' in the hugely popular Canadian web-series 'Just Passing Through' described by 'The Globe and Mail' Arts Columnist John Doyle as "Hilarious and more cutting than many of the slick sitcoms made for Canadian TV in recent years." Dennis is hugely passionate about producing memorable Canadian content.

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Ratings & Reviews

Ratings (937)

Average 6.93 / 10
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Reviews (179)

  • Robbie's Photo

    Robbie N.
    posted 2 years ago

    Great PEI Comedy
  • Paula's Photo

    Paula M.
    posted 2 years ago

    Might work for some, but not my kind of comedy!
  • Robbie's Photo

    Robbie C.
    posted 2 years ago

    I like my project
  • Sheldon's Photo

    Sheldon O.
    posted 2 years ago

    Great ROAST, lots of good jokes and even more BUM, good job guys
  • Steve's Photo

    Steve J.
    posted 2 years ago

    I think you guys did the very best you are capable of. Congratulations on taking humorous to a new level
  • Erica's Photo

    Erica R.
    posted 2 years ago

    Hi, Larry Ass.
  • Darcy's Photo

    Darcy M.
    posted 2 years ago

    Hilarious, bang on with the island dialect! too funny!
  • Josh's Photo

    Josh L.
    posted 2 years ago

    Epic roast! Bring it home boys!
  • Liz's Photo

    Liz L.
    posted 2 years ago

    Worst idea ever and the humour is for imbeciles!
  • Deb's Photo

    Deb C.
    posted 2 years ago

    Love these guys…so hilarious!
  • Cam's Photo

    Cam M.
    posted 2 years ago

    Loven it ! Hilarious
  • Maria's Photo

    Maria O.
    posted 2 years ago

    Reminds me of home, can't wait to see more, also love the song on youtube Wharf Rats "In out In Out"
  • Matthew's Photo

    Matthew C.
    posted 2 years ago

    Hilarious Atlantic humor!
  • Cuidhil's Photo

    Cuidhil M.
    posted 2 years ago

    I knew it was going to be it was going to be by the skin of yer arse!
  • shaun's Photo

    shaun a.
    posted 2 years ago

    Funny as fuck
  • Curtis's Photo

    Curtis R.
    posted 2 years ago

    Friggan right boys
  • eril's Photo

    eril g.
    posted 2 years ago

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHeeeeeeeeeee
  • Tim's Photo

    Tim T.
    posted 2 years ago

    This is great not just because of the comedy, but because this is a fine product from PEI that has no Anne of Green Gables in it! Go, go, go!
  • Sk's Photo

    Sk B.
    posted 2 years ago

    These two are so fun to watch.
  • stephen's Photo

    stephen a.
    posted 2 years ago

    Everywhere you go in Canada, people rave about East Coasters. Wharf Rats is a prime example why. Love it!
  • Dawn's Photo

    Dawn P.
    posted 2 years ago

    This is how we live on the sandbar
  • Sarah's Photo

    Sarah B.
    posted 2 years ago

    Nothing better then Maritime Men!
  • Kyle's Photo

    Kyle C.
    posted 2 years ago

    Love the Maritime Humour!
  • christine's Photo

    christine a.
    posted 2 years ago

    hahahhaha
  • Keith's Photo

    Keith L.
    posted 2 years ago

    Funny group of guys
  • Matt's Photo

    Matt H.
    posted 2 years ago

    Gotta juice those lobsters.
  • lori's Photo

    lori h.
    posted 2 years ago

    Great #FlipIt nideo, keep aiming for #1
  • Nancy Beth's Photo

    Nancy Beth G.
    posted 2 years ago

    Hilarious!
  • Jean's Photo

    Jean T.
    posted 2 years ago

    This just keeps getting better!!!
  • Ryan's Photo

    Ryan R.
    posted 2 years ago

    These guys are hilarious.
  • Travis's Photo

    Travis H.
    posted 2 years ago

    Not bad
  • Alvin's Photo

    Alvin A.
    posted 2 years ago

    You need to improve on your originality week 6 was not at all funny.Done to much.
  • Derek's Photo

    Derek M.
    posted 2 years ago

    Go get...love it!
  • Dominique's Photo

    Dominique G.
    posted 2 years ago

    Best thing I've seen yet! Great job guys!
  • Jason's Photo

    Jason K.
    posted 2 years ago

    haha loved it!
  • Edward's Photo

    Edward F.
    posted 2 years ago

    where's the pied piper when needed?
  • Debbie's Photo

    Debbie H.
    posted 2 years ago

    Loved the first clip. Tears were coming from my eyes. Couldn't stop laughing.
  • rob's Photo

    rob m.
    posted 2 years ago

    friggin better than not too bad
  • Christina's Photo

    Christina G.
    posted 2 years ago

    go get em boys
  • Joshua's Photo

    Joshua M.
    posted 2 years ago

    Great original idea! Hope you catch some fish!
  • Dave's Photo

    Dave R.
    posted 2 years ago

    How this is the most popular show is BEYOND me...
  • Rob's Photo

    Rob S.
    posted 2 years ago

    Cute twist in the teaser. Wondering where the stories go from there.
  • Sergei's Photo

    Sergei G.
    posted 2 years ago

    Can be funny, but nothing new
  • Bryan's Photo

    Bryan M.
    posted 2 years ago

    Funny, a little crude.
  • Lauren's Photo

    Lauren L.
    posted 2 years ago

    Another great video good luck in the voting !!
  • Matt's Photo

    Matt H.
    posted 2 years ago

    It don't get more maritime then drinking from a fish... and it probably shouldn't.
  • Jeff's Photo

    Jeff M.
    posted 2 years ago

    Right from the bay!
  • Ellen's Photo

    Ellen M.
    posted 2 years ago

    quite cute and funny.
  • Tyler's Photo

    Tyler M.
    posted 2 years ago

    Excited to see this beastly show
  • Marilyn's Photo

    Marilyn G.
    posted 2 years ago

    Very Canadian
  • Shea's Photo

    Shea B.
    posted 2 years ago

    Love these guys!!!!!!!! Ha!!
  • Robbie's Photo

    Robbie C.
    posted 2 years ago

    Love it, I've been wondering how this show was going to develop.
  • Jenna's Photo

    Jenna F.
    posted 2 years ago

    love warf rats! a great emphasis on island humor and lifestyle
  • Karen's Photo

    Karen M.
    posted 2 years ago

    Look forward to more!!!
  • Karen's Photo

    Karen M.
    posted 2 years ago

    Look forward to more!!!
  • JP's Photo

    JP R.
    posted 2 years ago

    The Sell Sheet is actually really good so I bump this up to a 3. But I don't find the show at all funny. CBC FFS please stop spending money on lame maritimer shows with lame jokes. Ron James and 22 Minutes and that detective show and the other 14000 are enough thank you.
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    Lesley N.
    posted 2 years ago

    Very clever ! Can't wait to see what else you come up with.
  • Justin's Photo

    Justin K.
    posted 2 years ago

    Flatout Deadly
  • loretta's Photo

    loretta d.
    posted 2 years ago

    They almost had it but a little too sexist. Nice touch at the end.
  • Trevor's Photo

    Trevor B.
    posted 2 years ago

    I'm curious to see more - might not be for everyone, but I'm intrigued.
  • Cathy's Photo

    Cathy I.
    posted 2 years ago

    i thought it was ok but needs some work on the devolpment of the guys it has some funny ideas they just need to work out the guys a little better it is a good start though keep working on it
  • Taylor's Photo

    Taylor J.
    posted 2 years ago

    Hilarious!
  • mark's Photo

    mark s.
    posted 2 years ago

    My desire to see Wharf Rats suceed does have an element of self interest ... a chance to appear in a cameo role.
  • Adam's Photo

    Adam F.
    posted 2 years ago

    Love to see more of this, could be comedy gold!
  • sandy's Photo

    sandy c.
    posted 2 years ago

    Keep it up! Very exciting for you guys! Congrats getting this far and keep giving 'er!
  • Christine's Photo

    Christine A.
    posted 2 years ago

    This is awesome!!
  • paula's Photo

    paula p.
    posted 2 years ago

    Funny!
  • Forman's Photo

    Forman H.
    posted 2 years ago

    There is wonderful comedy in here, you guys are tight. You'll be in thick of it at the end for sure.
  • Tiffany's Photo

    Tiffany C.
    posted 2 years ago

    Love the comedy in this portrayal! Being from PEI it cracks me up! Great scene shots, use of characters and jokes! Can't wait to see more!
  • Jamie's Photo

    Jamie M.
    posted 2 years ago

    LOVE these guys, super funny!
  • Adrian's Photo

    Adrian M.
    posted 2 years ago

    Loved it!!
  • Sarah's Photo

    Sarah B.
    posted 2 years ago

    Cute concept, but kind of limiting I feel. Love the name though - that got my attention right away. FRom a technical standpoint, the voice over sounds different (room tone wise) for each character which makes it seem weaker than it is. Some different music would help this I think.
  • Bee's Photo

    Bee P.
    posted 2 years ago

    Really dumb. Didn't even laugh.
  • Martin's Photo

    Martin M.
    posted 2 years ago

    Do these guys do parties??
  • Jason's Photo

    Jason A.
    posted 2 years ago

    Thanks for the feedback!
  • Jason's Photo

    Jason A.
    posted 2 years ago

    Thanks for the feedback!
  • Norton's Photo

    Norton M.
    posted 2 years ago

    Unique Voice. We had Road to Avonlea and Wind at My Back. Now it is PEI comedy's turn.
  • IAN's Photo

    IAN N.
    posted 2 years ago

    I cannot imagine watching this week to week. You have some good ideas and they are funny; however, you rely to heavily on the nudity and unpleasant conversations for the "wow" factor. Just not making it for me.
  • Dylan's Photo

    Dylan H.
    posted 2 years ago

    This will be an amazing show
  • Alison's Photo

    Alison M.
    posted 2 years ago

    Love it.
  • Christine's Photo

    Christine R.
    posted 2 years ago

    Most comical
  • John's Photo

    John R.
    posted 2 years ago

    I just cannot like this. Slap Stick and Nudity just do not show me enough content to go week to week. Sorry Guys.
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    cbc voter b.
    posted 2 years ago

    very funny!!
  • rob's Photo

    rob w.
    posted 2 years ago

    Has soon interesting moments. Not sure it hasn't all been done before but doesn't mean it can't be done again and succeed. Good luck.
  • Heather's Photo

    Heather M.
    posted 2 years ago

    Good stuff guys. Even though this is feeding in to stereotypes I found it quite funny, especially the showering with the perch. You must smell fantastic!
  • Brett's Photo

    Brett D.
    posted 2 years ago

    These guys are always hilarious. Never disappoint
  • Todd's Photo

    Todd G.
    posted 2 years ago

    I like what I see so far! WharfLife!
  • Henry's Photo

    Henry P.
    posted 2 years ago

    Hilarious! Full of that small fishing village "charm", too.
  • Jack's Photo

    Jack W.
    posted 2 years ago

    I'm still not sure this could sustain a full series i love the idea of this but i'm wondering if you guys could really capture a female audience...
  • Lindsay's Photo

    Lindsay C.
    posted 2 years ago

    Love the clips! Pretty funny. Would like to see more.
  • Devin's Photo

    Devin S.
    posted 2 years ago

    Wicked funny!
  • Chris's Photo

    Chris P.
    posted 2 years ago

    top 5 for sure
  • Jeff's Photo

    Jeff M.
    posted 2 years ago

    Incredible! The guys really nail what is both endearing and hilarious about life on the Island's wharfs. Can't wait to see more.
  • Lucie's Photo

    Lucie G.
    posted 2 years ago

    yes!
  • Debbie's Photo

    Debbie N.
    posted 2 years ago

    I am not sure what will keep me watching this week after week. The nudity will not, just saying. I guess we will see if there is any depth
  • Katy's Photo

    Katy R.
    posted 2 years ago

    Looking forward to more, if buddy there stays shirtless and shoeless no matter what the weather I'll be impressed.
  • Aaron's Photo

    Aaron K.
    posted 2 years ago

    Sweet!
  • Maureen's Photo

    Maureen M.
    posted 2 years ago

    I really want to like this but it makes east coasters look too stupid and plays on all the down side. It's okay for a bit but not sure I could handle a weekly dose of the same approach.
  • Genevieve's Photo

    Genevieve K.
    posted 2 years ago

    Still makes me laugh, even after watching it last night..good job guys!!
  • Mike's Photo

    Mike C.
    posted 2 years ago

    luke warm on the topic.
  • nick's Photo

    nick M.
    posted 2 years ago

    Another fine production by the barely literate cast and crew.
    All the best funny stuff
  • Lauri's Photo

    Lauri S.
    posted 2 years ago

    This was my favorite week for you guys. Laughed at your skin care methods and training regime. Charmed by your gesture sending a care package "away". I'll keep watching. I enjoy an east coast accent, brotherly love and care.
  • Kevin's Photo

    Kevin S.
    posted 2 years ago

    Still love your accents! I've been to PEI. Beautiful country. Didn't find the people as simple minded as these guys. On the fence with how much I think I would watch it. Kinda like, I could only take "Corner Gas" in small doses.
  • Joseph's Photo

    Joseph P.
    posted 2 years ago

    Nice work boys!
  • christine's Photo

    christine G.
    posted 2 years ago

    Love them all so far.....lol....
  • Louise's Photo

    Louise L.
    posted 2 years ago

    Ridiculously funny!
  • Susan's Photo

    Susan H.
    posted 2 years ago

    It has no legs
  • diane's Photo

    diane n.
    posted 2 years ago

    really funny… keep up the funny.
  • travis's Photo

    travis w.
    posted 2 years ago

    Down with the east!!
  • Natalie's Photo

    Natalie D.
    posted 2 years ago

    I don't get how this could be a TV show.
  • Josh's Photo

    Josh L.
    posted 2 years ago

    These guys are money! Pullin for yas, not like pulling it... Just good luck or whatever... Awkward
  • Hannah's Photo

    Hannah M.
    posted 2 years ago

    I love small town jokes, but is there something more than that ? is that what is going to be played on prime time cbc while lots of kids and teens might be watching and get influenced ?
  • Andrew's Photo

    Andrew W.
    posted 2 years ago

    Okay Characters. But what's the story?
  • Violet's Photo

    Violet L.
    posted 2 years ago

    I love Robbie in anything he does, he's hilarious and fantastic. The world must know of him! Good job boys!
  • Monica's Photo

    Monica K.
    posted 2 years ago

    Love the wharf setting - a great approach to capturing Island humour and appreciating wharf banter! Best of luck.
  • Cooper The Comedian's Photo

    Cooper The Comedian H.
    posted 2 years ago

    Like the quick clips of randomness
  • Ian's Photo

    Ian S.
    posted 2 years ago

    More!
  • Rod's Photo

    Rod G.
    posted 2 years ago

    Go PEI.....
  • michael's Photo

    michael g.
    posted 2 years ago

    Hilarious good luck boys
  • Lindsay's Photo

    Lindsay G.
    posted 2 years ago

    Hilarious. Love it!!!!!
  • Dave's Photo

    Dave E.
    posted 2 years ago

    looks good...hope to see more
  • Esteban's Photo

    Esteban T.
    posted 2 years ago

    Boys, I gotta say, I hope you bring it home.
  • Andrew's Photo

    Andrew F.
    posted 2 years ago

    funnny stuff
  • Pat's Photo

    Pat B.
    posted 2 years ago

    Polished and highly entertaining!
  • Dipak's Photo

    Dipak P.
    posted 2 years ago

    Where is the audience for the show?
  • Isabella's Photo

    Isabella M.
    posted 2 years ago

    Funny moments but the acting is a little awkward..
  • Wayne's Photo

    Wayne J.
    posted 2 years ago

    made me chuckle! funny gag but doesnt really let us into what the story line is going to be.
  • Lawran's Photo

    Lawran I.
    posted 2 years ago

    Very funny, not sure where its going to go or of it can go further, but look forward to seeing a few more videos to see if they can keep it going.
  • Cam's Photo

    Cam O.
    posted 2 years ago

    Hilarious
  • Steam's Photo

    Steam R.
    posted 2 years ago

    V sexist trailer park boys rip off, not good, I like the not wearing a shirt though
  • Michael's Photo

    Michael D.
    posted 2 years ago

    lord liftin, them lads is just like the bies back home, wha?
  • Jeremy's Photo

    Jeremy L.
    posted 2 years ago

    This looks friggin' wicked and damn funny. Go PEI!
  • David's Photo

    David A.
    posted 2 years ago

    Funny! I totally thought they were talking about fish!
  • Randy's Photo

    Randy C.
    posted 2 years ago

    The first skit was awesome! Can't wait to hear their story.
  • Kelci's Photo

    Kelci M.
    posted 2 years ago

    Reminds me of home!
  • Mike's Photo

    Mike c.
    posted 2 years ago

    Awesome!!
  • Brian's Photo

    Brian M.
    posted 2 years ago

    Yep that reminds me of a few fellers from back home. Got a few good laughs at this one.
  • Jason's Photo

    Jason L.
    posted 2 years ago

    Looks dandy!
  • Ali's Photo

    Ali R.
    posted 2 years ago

    I knew they were talking about boats! LOL!!!
    Good luck guys. All you need is a boat of your own!!!!
    :)
  • Ashton's Photo

    Ashton M.
    posted 2 years ago

    Hilarious!!
  • Lisa's Photo

    Lisa P.
    posted 2 years ago

    Very funny, what I imagine east coast fisherman to be ;)
  • Trikucian's Photo

    Trikucian J.
    posted 2 years ago

    The reveal at the end was magic! I can't wait to see what they come up with for the next videos!
  • Julius's Photo

    Julius M.
    posted 2 years ago

    Totally knew you were talking about boats. Love it. Looking forward to seeing where you guys go with this! Another great one from the maritimes!
  • Matthew's Photo

    Matthew S.
    posted 2 years ago

    Great comedy coming from our brothers from another Island. Looking forward to seeing more from you guys!
  • Helen's Photo

    Helen L.
    posted 2 years ago

    This could get tired really fast.
  • Barbie's Photo

    Barbie S.
    posted 2 years ago

    Love It!
  • Randall's Photo

    Randall R.
    posted 2 years ago

    Didn't see that ending.. good twist.
  • david's Photo

    david a.
    posted 2 years ago

    nice ending;now what
  • bryan's Photo

    bryan b.
    posted 2 years ago

    Great shit boys!
  • Ron's Photo

    Ron E.
    posted 2 years ago

    Geez, you PEIers are good as fuck at this shit! Nice.
  • Cara's Photo

    Cara E.
    posted 2 years ago

    I seen these guys on the wharf I think.
  • Roger's Photo

    Roger G.
    posted 2 years ago

    awful...
  • Keith's Photo

    Keith B.
    posted 2 years ago

    Come on, guys!
  • michelle's Photo

    michelle k.
    posted 2 years ago

    Hilarious. .
  • Jack's Photo

    Jack G.
    posted 2 years ago

    AWESOME! PEI at it's finest.
  • Hugh's Photo

    Hugh G.
    posted 2 years ago

    bit one note but nice little sketch.hope the show isn't just these two,but well done sketch
  • chris's Photo

    chris s.
    posted 2 years ago

    Best one I've seen so far!!
  • Nicolas's Photo

    Nicolas B.
    posted 2 years ago

    Good acting, but only a single (rather clichéd) joke in 90 seconds?
  • Kevin's Photo

    Kevin M.
    posted 2 years ago

    Very funny stuff from some very funny Island boys!
  • Bob's Photo

    Bob M.
    posted 2 years ago

    These boys are hilarious. If it can be half as good as Just Passing Through I'd watch every week with grammy.
  • Piers's Photo

    Piers R.
    posted 2 years ago

    Consistent chuckling from this feller. True maritime feel here, love it.
  • Trevor's Photo

    Trevor B.
    posted 2 years ago

    If I didn't read the synopsis, I wouldn't what this show was suppose to be about. How is this so far up the list?
  • Michael's Photo

    Michael D.
    posted 2 years ago

    Thought it was great!
  • Matt's Photo

    Matt G.
    posted 2 years ago

    Good job boys cant wait too see the rest!
  • joseph's Photo

    joseph w.
    posted 2 years ago

    funny stuff.
  • Loretta's Photo

    Loretta W.
    posted 2 years ago

    I enjoyed the accent.
  • Andrew's Photo

    Andrew N.
    posted 2 years ago

    Very funny!
  • Jay's Photo

    Jay M.
    posted 2 years ago

    Reminds me of so much of eastern Canada, and somehow managed to surprise me and tickle my funny bone in the most unexpected way.
  • Natalie's Photo

    Natalie w.
    posted 2 years ago

    Absolutely hilarious!
  • Grayson's Photo

    Grayson G.
    posted 2 years ago

    How can this go for a series?
  • Marquise's Photo

    Marquise B.
    posted 2 years ago

    Good sketch. It was funny. I don't know if they can do a 30min. show though. Would like to see what else they can come up with.
  • Chris's Photo

    Chris E.
    posted 2 years ago

    Naturally funny and creative work too
  • Lynn's Photo

    Lynn F.
    posted 2 years ago

    My fave so far. Good werk lads.
  • Frazzle's Photo

    Frazzle D.
    posted 2 years ago

    The 'bys are the two funniest lads on any wharf from PEI to Nfld all the way to the West Coast! Lend ur support and vote!
  • Dennis's Photo

    Dennis T.
    posted 2 years ago

    I laughed on the inside and the outside! Would like to see what these characters get up to!!!
  • William's Photo

    William R.
    posted 2 years ago

    Got to admit. It made me laugh.
  • Krista's Photo

    Krista K.
    posted 2 years ago

    Nice job on characters, writing, and delivery.
  • Luke's Photo

    Luke R.
    posted 2 years ago

    Pure gold again boys good luck.
  • Micah's Photo

    Micah M.
    posted 2 years ago

    hahahahaha I betchya she'd look good in some fishnets lol
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